Applications :: Convert FLAC To ALAC Using ITunes?

Feb 26, 2010

I figured it was relevant and hopefully useful.


Feel free to move this if it is a better fit somewhere else.

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ITunes :: Unable To Convert Few Lossless (ALAC) Files To AAC

Apr 21, 2012

I recently decided to sync my entire iTunes Library to my iPod instead of managing it all manually. I use the option "Convert higher bit rate songs to 256 kbps AAC", since most of my library consists of CD rips. At the end of each sync, I receive the following message: 
"iTunes could not copy "Stage Start" to the iPod because the file could not be converted" 

I took a look at the tracks in question, and couldn't find any good reason that they would not convert. They are ALAC files that I ripped from CD, and there are other tracks on the same album that converted with no problems. As a test, I changed the Import Settings to AAC@256kbps, right-clicked on the file and chose "Create AAC version", but received this message.

I'm not sure why it would say the file format is not valid, when it is lossless like all the rest and plays fine. I checked the file(s) in Finder and it has the .m4a extension like all the rest. The only thing different I noticed is that the album art thumbnail doesn't show up for these particular tracks.

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Applications :: Convert .flac To .MP3?

Jul 18, 2010

I need to convert some lossless .flac files to .MP3 for use in iTunes. The .flac files are of lossless quality obviously and well over 1,000 kbps.

I've searched around and read that XLD is the best app for this. Great!

But, when I use it, the output file is a .wav (I want .MP3, how do I do this) and still encoded at well over 1,000 kbps. How do I make it like 256 kbps and .MP3?

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Applications :: ITunes LPs Should Be ALAC Lossless?

Feb 25, 2010

I currently purchase TV shows for the kids and rent movies (Apple TV) but until the Apple iTunes store offers the choice of lossless files (like other online music stores).. I'll continue to purchase CDs.
Chris Jacob is correct the "LP" series should be ALAC - Apple Lossless.

Its an interesting article, published last year;[URL]

If Apple really wants to recreate that "feel" of buying a record, I have to feel like I'm buying something that isn't just higher quality, but also permanent. If I buy a lossy AAC file from the iTunes store today, not only do I know that it's inferior to the same $15 CD, but also that I'll have to chuck it once AAC is put out to pasture.

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Applications :: Library Conversion From ALAC To ITunes Plus?

Mar 18, 2009

I have an ALAC music library that I would like to convert to iTunes Plus. The "Advanced" tab does not offer that option. The iPod/iPhone option is grayed out and will not allow selection. The only option available is Apple Lossless.

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OS X :: How To Convert Flac To Mp3

Oct 23, 2009

Just got my Macbook Pro a few weeks ago.... so I am new to this world. I was wondering if there is a free program or an easy way to convert Flac files to MP3's for my iPod or iPhone?

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OS X :: Downloaded XLD To Convert My FLAC Files To Apple Lossless?

Mar 19, 2010

K...So I downloaded XLD to convert my FLAC files to Apple Lossless...But for some reason it is not transferring the whole album. Does anyone have any ideas on why this would be happening?

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Applications :: Dragged Folder With Flac To ITunes And Its Gone?

Dec 22, 2009

I dragged a folder containing about 13 sub folders of complete albums into iTunes before I realized it was all flac and I can not find it anywhere on my Mac so I can convert it or use Fluke to allow iTunes to play flac. Anyone know what I can do to find it, because I cant find it using the search feature?

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ITunes :: Why Isn't Alac 1411 Kbs

May 5, 2012

i converted my flac songs to alac and they all went down to around 900kbs-1100kbs. even songs from band camp that i download in the alac format sometimes aren't 1411kbs.

macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Applications :: DVD Audio Ripping To ALAC

Sep 22, 2010

I have this Talking Heads Box Set that has all the albums redone in DVD 5.1 Audio that I would love to rip to ALAC. What is the best program to do this? I have heard of everyone saying DVD-Audio Extractor beta 3, but I am not having any luck tracking this down.

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ITunes :: FLAC Support With The New MacBook Pro?

Jun 11, 2012

I also have a $10,000+ stereo system, using a Linn Digital Streamer. My entire music collection is in FLAC, much of it in 24-bit, 192khz. I'd love to buy the new MacBook Pro and use iTunes to manage this collection (as FLAC is the accepted standard for downloadable hi-res music). Unfortunately there STILL isn't FLAC support in iTunes. Looks like I'll have to purchase a Dell XPS instead.

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MacBook Pro :: Flac Playing As Video In Itunes?

Oct 28, 2010

I have fluke to convert flac files to play in itunes. But since the new itunes updates I haven't been able to get them to play like audio tracks. For whatever reason, as soon as I click one to play it pulls up the video player although the video screen remains blank. Fluke worked on older itunes versions, is there a new issue I don't know? Anyway to fix?

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OS X :: FLAC Audio Files Not Allow To Change Info In ITunes

Jul 24, 2010

I have an uncompressed FLAC audio file that I want to add album art and lyrics to in iTunes. But when I go to get info, the album art and lyrics tab is gray and it won't let me click on it. I then tried to change the genre of the audio file. When I change it and then replay the song, the genre changes to it's original setting? How do I change this? I'm using a mac.

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ITunes :: FLAC To ITunes--best Software?

Mar 30, 2012

There are so many versions of software that claim to convert FLAC files to ALAC for iTunes. I know that many applications are free, but I've had problems with shareware in the past.What about the Bigasoft FLAC converter for $19.95?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Applications :: Converting .VOB Files To FLAC Or MP3?

May 25, 2008

I had a quick question. I have a DVD audio disk that was "imaged", a .iso file. When I open it in OSX, it mounts the image as a drive and I can access the files inside. Using VLC I can play the .VOB audio files.I would like to convert the files to either FLAC or MP3 so I can archive them on my computer and also burn them to CD-R as I can't play the DVD-A outside my computer. So I was curious were there are programs/freeware to convert these files.

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Dec 16, 2007

I have an AOL iTunes account and would like to convert it into a regular iTunes account. I know how to do this but I used my AIM screen name and I don't have a credit card so I can't use the method from Apple Knowledge Base. Is there any other way to do this?

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Applications :: ITunes Convert Songs To AAC?

Oct 2, 2010

I've a ipod shuffle 2gb and just wondering if converting songs to AAC could help me pour in more songs in this tiny things..

Most of my songs are either 192 or 256 kbps MP3 format with some even at 320kbps..While syncing we get an option to convert selection to 128kbps AAC.I never tried that option because I was scared as this might effect my original file.Does it convert the actual file and then syncs it to ur ipod or does it retains the original file and sends converted file directly to ipod without effecting my original file...

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Applications :: ITunes Unable To Convert From Wav To Mp3

Apr 21, 2009

I converted a .flac file to a .wav file in order to import it into iTunes but it still doesn't work. What can I do to fix it?

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Applications :: Can't Convert To MP3 In ITunes - Finding Best App

Mar 9, 2010

I used to always be able to convert my WAV files into MP3 in iTunes and I can't do it any longer, what's going on with that?

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Applications :: Entire Music Library Is Stored In FLAC Format?

Oct 3, 2009

Pretty much my entire music library is stored in FLAC format, this is something that itunes does not support, so does anybody know of a program like itunes that will file and move around my FLAC files for me.At the moment I am playing them through VLC, but that isn't too practical.

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Nov 26, 2010

I'm looking to move my library off of my Mac, and onto a PC without using iTunes, and am trying to use a more "open" file format.

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Applications :: Copy And Convert ITunes Library From Mac To PC

May 31, 2009

having spend days reading various iTunes HowTo's and guides, I still do not know how to accomplish this: My family's CD collection comprises about 700 discs. All of them are in my Mac's 240GB iTunes library as Apple Lossless files. My dad uses a PC (urgh) and wants to have all of the songs on his hard drive, too, to be able to sync them with his iPod. His iPod, however, only has a capacity of 120GB and he has got a 160GB external hard drive for the music files, which is why I cannot simply copy my Lossless library to his PC.

So the callenge is not move the entire library, there are tons of guides to do this. Instead, I want to convert the music to AAC on my Mac first and then only move these files to his PC's external drive via network. As I have put a lot of effort into my Lossless library, I do not want to take any risks (however, I do have a time machine backup).

My thoughts:....................

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Applications :: Worth It To Convert 128kbps Aac To Itunes Plus?

Dec 20, 2009

well i recently converted everything to 128 aac and if i convert those to 256 is there any quality gain?

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OS X :: Essential Mac Applications - Finding Mac Application Which Play Flac Music Files?

Aug 1, 2009

I just purchased my 2.66 15" uMBP today and it's been a few months since I've owned a Mac and I forgot all of the old applications I had on it. I've currently downloaded Firefox and VLC but are there other apps that you can't simply do without? Also, is there a Mac application that can play FLAC music files?

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Applications :: Convert 50gb Itunes Library To 192kpbs Mp3

Nov 15, 2010

i have 50gb of music all mp3's most is 192 kpbs but I want to convert the rest from 320kps. Whats the best way to do this? How long it would it take? How much HDD would I save? Would all the info/artwork/etc be saved after conversion?

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Applications :: Finding Any Way To Convert Itunes Protected Files

May 6, 2009

I recently purchased a few items from ituens, movies and they say they are protected,

is there any program out there that will reove the protection so i can move the movies onto a different video player?

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Applications :: (iTunes) Convert Tracks To 128Kbps On Import?

Aug 23, 2010

Is there a way to convert all my tracks in iTunes to 128Kbps without having the original tracks imported into iTunes aswell.

I'm picking up a 128GB SSD (going from 640GB HDD) and wanted to put a majority of the compressed/converted tracks onto the library on the drive itself. (similar to how I do it with my iPad).

Is there a way to drag and drop the tracks into iTunes and auto-convert them on the fly without having a huge lossless file and the 128kbps file?

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Applications :: Convert ITunes Songs To AIFF - Option Missing

Jun 4, 2010

I regularly receive songs in WAV format. In the past, I have always converted them to AIFF to overcome tagging limitations with WAV. Up until recently, I converted songs from WAV to AIFF by right-clicking them in iTunes, then choosing "make AIFF file" (that's not the exact wording, but similar). Just tried to do so today and found that this option is now missing! Was this removed in the latest version of iTunes [I'm running 9.1.1 (12)]? Could it perhaps be restored by some command-line entry in Terminal?

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Applications :: Convert DRM Protected WMA Files To ITunes Compatible - How To Remove Protection

Oct 19, 2010

I have some music files that are DRM protected in the WMA format.

Is there any way to remove this protection?

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Software :: FLAC (lossless) To ITunes Apple Lossless?

Apr 8, 2007

Is there a Mac program that will take FLAC and APE files and convert them into Apple Lossless (m4a) for import into iTunes?

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